The conference will be held at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, New York University's center of campus activity for undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni. This beautiful facility, overlooking Washington Square Park, ushered in a new era and has created a university community of scholars, club members, and participants in intellectual, artistic and fun endeavors.
Helen and Martin Kimmel Center
The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life is the focal point of New York University's rich and varied campus life. It is centrally located at Washington Square South and LaGuardia Place.
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
One of the largest performance venues in Manhattan below 14th Street, the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is housed within NYU's twelve-story Kimmel Center for University Life on historic Washington Square. The 900-seat theater is equipped to support the University's professional theater program and the presentation of music and dance performances, film screenings and public lectures. Recently, the Skirball Center hosted speeches on foreign policy by John Kerry and Al Gore as well as the recording of the third season finale of The Apprentice.
New York City is the largest city in the United States, with its metropolitan area ranking among the largest urban areas in the world. For more than a century, it has been one of the world's major centers of commerce and finance. New York City is considered as a world city for its global influences in media, politics, education, entertainment and fashion. The city's cultural centers for arts are among the nation's most influential. The city is a major center for foreign affairs, hosting the headquarters of the United Nations. Many of the city's neighborhoods and landmarks are known around the world. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, at Ellis Island. Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, has been a dominant global financial center since World War II and is home to the New York Stock Exchange. New York is the birthplace of many American cultural movements, including the Harlem Renaissance in literature and visual art, abstract expressionism (also known as the New York School) in painting, and hip hop, punk, salsa, and Tin Pan Alley in music. In 2005, nearly 170 languages were spoken in the city and 36% of its population was born outside the United States. With its 24-hour subway and constant bustling of traffic and people, New York is known as "The City That Never Sleeps".
New York City Skyline